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Cop kills sheriff, wounds another cop then shoots himself

The police's Selvy Mohlala says the officer had shot himself by the time back up officers had arrived.

South African Police Service,warrant officer badge. Picture :Kgothatso Mogale/EWN
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JOHANNESBURG – A police officer has shot and killed a sheriff and wounded another officer before turning the gun on himself in Witbank, Mpumalanga. 

Police say two sheriffs accompanied police officers from the Vosman Police Station to hand over summons at the officer’s house before he opened fire on them yesterday morning. 

One sheriff has died in hospital while another police officer is recovering hospital after he was shot and wounded in the head. 

The police's Selvy Mohlala says the officer had shot himself by the time back-up officers had arrived.

“They managed to call backup on their arrival. They heard gun shots then found the warrant officer had shot himself; all of them were taken to hospital.” 

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)


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